Photographs by Douglas Friedman, styling by Rebecca Omweg
Except, that is, when she drops into a soft white chair in her living room and stares out the windows—at a San Francisco Bay view so wide that it includes the Presidio, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Suddenly, everything is calm and washed in Pacific light.
And Julie, who spends nearly a quarter of her time in New York running a company that now has its clothes in more than 300 stores nationwide, is visibly relaxed. "I can have a crazy day and come home and immediately feel"—she sighs a deep sigh—"I'm home."